Dogs help children with autism

The number of cases of children with autism is growing rapidly.  The organization Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.  It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  To support and find out more information about Autism Speaks, click here.

In addition to helping children with autism, the Canine Therapy Corps provides interactive, animal-assisted therapy programs to a wide variety of populations. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which a trained, certified animal (CANINE THERAPY CORPS only uses dogs in its programs) is an integral part of the rehabilitation or treatment process. Provided by a handler in a program, and developed with or by health care and human services professionals, AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, emotional and cognitive functions.

Click here to find out more about the Canine Therapy Corps.